Destination Medicine Podcast

By Regional Training Hubs

Opportunities for a successful medical career in rural Australia are immense. The Destination Medicine© podcast library has been created to assist anyone who has thought about a career as a rural doctor to make informed decisions and navigate a rural medical pathway with greater confidence. Each episode of this podcast series brings the story of a doctor and their journey into rural medicine. It hasn't been a straight highway for many; there have been a few bumps, U-turns and bends along the way. How did a city slicker end up living on a farm in the Riverina of NSW? And what happened to the young doctor who had a life changing moment on an isolated highway in the Northern Territory? Well, you will have to listen to find out...and there's more. With over 23 specialities, 81 fields of speciality practice and 86 speciality titles, making career decisions can seem overwhelming for medical students and junior doctors. For some it is an easy decision, having always known the area in which they want to work, however, for others, the plethora of information and complex selection and admission criteria for training, is daunting. Our doctors share their candid and fascinating stories so that you, the listener, can have a better understanding of what's involved in pursuing a rural career pathway. Lifestyle counts - and for those who are living in rural and remote Australia, the impact is immeasurable.  The podcast series, 'Destination Medicine' is a collaboration between four rural NSW Regional Training Hubs - Far West, Riverina, Western and Northern NSW.

  1. 1.
    But what if I failed? Dr Emma Byrne’s determined journey to qualification
    17:47
  2. 2.
    Dr Alice Henschke’s perfect career as rural Intensive Care Specialist
    19:39
  3. 3.
    Balancing family and study – the challenges of a mature-age student
    17:31
  4. 4.
    Student Series: From teacher to doctor: Joseph Beaton’s journey to rural medical school
    13:02
  5. 5.
    Travelling full circle – from birth to geriatric specialist at Shoalhaven Hospital
    10:56
  6. 6.
    Student Series: From Pakistan to Mildura – Kumail Jaffry’s childhood dream to save lives
    13:04
  7. 7.
    Student Series: Amy Thwaites - A winding path to the supreme privilege of becoming a doctor
    18:55
  8. 8.
    Student Series: Joseph Freeman - The many pathways to medicine – trust the process and take your time!
    14:37
  1. 9.
    Student Series: Making room for perspective – lessons from Lachlan Carroll, a 3rd year medical student in Mildura
    17:17
  2. 10.
    A late starter to medicine finds all-round fulfilment as a Lismore GP
    15:26
  3. 11.
    Student Series: Resilience and a “go for it” spirit: attributes that count for Lily Hogan, a girl from the Riverina
    17:36
  4. 12.
    Delighting in Dubbo in PGY37 and beyond...
    19:41
  5. 13.
    Student Series: Passion and perseverance – Leah-Monique Dowling's winning combo for a tough journey to medicine
    19:20
  6. 14.
    The rewards of rural general practice: making a positive difference in people's lives
    13:43
  7. 15.
    Student Series: It takes all sorts – Angus McGinness, a Dubbo boy's journey to medicine
    15:06
  8. 16.
    Student Series: From saxophone to stethoscope – Anna Leckie’s journey from music to rural medicine
    12:18
  9. 17.
    Student Series: “How lucky am I to be here” – Imogen Hines’ journey of fate to rural medicine
    16:03
  10. 18.
    Student Series: Unwavering - Bree Gardoll, the girl from Goondiwindi
    20:07
  11. 19.
    A journey far and wide to reach Busselton – and career fulfilment as a GP Obstetrician
    17:15
  12. 20.
    From Blighty to Broken Hill – and Dr Sarah Wenham has never been busier
    18:37
  13. 21.
    Talking SKIN – and the demand for dermatologists in rural Australia
    18:33
  14. 22.
    From championship rowing to emergency medicine – Dr Daniel Stewart's circuitous journey to Dubbo
    18:48
  15. 23.
    The conversion of a sceptic - Dr Sean Hogan's road to rural practice
    14:46
  16. 24.
    Sally takes Surgical Career off the Beaten Track
    10:00
  17. 25.
    Being brave
    13:05
  18. 26.
    Taking emergency medicine around the world and back
    14:03
  19. 27.
    "Go where the disease is" – for a meaningful impact in your career
    8:18
  20. 28.
    The Rural Generalist path to professional and lifestyle fulfilment
    14:29
  21. 29.
    Lights, action, and far reaching places – a mega-directional career in medicine
    16:07
  22. 30.
    A General Paediatrician's perfect career choice
    13:08
  23. 31.
    Throw your hat into the ring
    16:57

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